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Minnesota 4-H flourishes even in hard times

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Karen Dvergsten reflected on the meaning of 4-H amid noisy sheep at the Minnesota State Fair.

It is more than the literal meaning of 4-H: head, heart, hands and health.


"It is very important for building a work ethic," the Roseau County woman said. It adds to a youth's self esteem.

And, the teacher from Greenbush said, "it's a hands-on education for the kids."

Added Brandon Waage, a 12-year-old Roseau County 4-H member: "It makes me more responsible."

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